Yes, I just said that I cannot get rid of this shirt because I got it at ROSS! It was only $6.99 and because it reminds me of that particular vacation five years ago. If you live down south, then you know exactly what I am talking about and I bet that I even made you laugh for a moment. Unfortunately here in the Northeast, we do not have that retail store therefore we do not have the luxury of having one at almost every major intersection.
If you ask a couple of my family members who live near me, they will agree. They are guilty of going to the first ROSS they find as soon as they land at the airport in Orlando. They will make several trips to different ROSS locations during their trip and lastly they will go once more upon their departure.
For those who may not be familiar with ROSS, it is a store similar to TJ Maxx and Marshall’s however they maintain a sense of authenticity on their own! If you ever get the chance, go to ROSS. You can thank me later.
Ahh….this is a perfect example of the point that I am about to make. As women, we place a certain sentimental value to material things that we own which brings me to my point. Today is the first day of Fall / Autumn which means that it is time for me to take out my long sleeve shirts, cardigans, boots, and scarves. The last few mornings have been in the 50’s so its definitely time.
Every Spring and Fall, I change out my wardrobe which usually means spending over an hour going through my clothes, picking up a particular item of clothing and debating as to whether I am going to keep it or give it away. As usual, I make piles in several different corners to keep, give away, and think about. Then I find myself thinking of the last time I wore a particular shirt, then there’s a pair of pants that still have the tag on them from three years ago. This is probably the twentieth time that I have taken them out and put them back in the same bin season after season.
Guess where I put them again today? I remember reading an article about this exact topic in Real Simple magazine a while back. It suggested hanging all of your clothes in one direction with the hanger facing you when you open the closet. If you wear a particular item, put it back in the closet with the hanger facing the wall. If a whole season goes by and you still have multiple pieces of clothing that are still in the same hanging position, that’s a sign that it is time to let it go.
I didn’t follow their advice very well did I? Here’s the funny part! I actually told someone else to do it when they were facing the same issue I was in not wanting to part with their unworn clothing. I crack myself up. On another note, when you take the time to swap out your clothes, it’s like Christmas all over again because you now get to wear clothes you haven’t worn in a while. I recommend taking a moment to go through all of your clothes that you have decided to keep because this is your chance to create some new outfits.
I bet that you haven’t paired that new awesome navy shirt with jeans, skinny pants or leggings and your tall brown boots. Don’t forget that scarves add an awesome touch to almost everything and they can even transform the simplest of outfits!
What are your favorite fall wardrobe essentials? Are you guilty of keeping clothing even though you know you have yet to wear it and probably won’t? Leave me a comment below as I’d love to hear that I’m not the only one or if you have any recommendations for myself or others who need to find a way to “let it go!” By the way, even though I’ve never watched the movie Frozen, I will admit that I am singing the song as I type this.